June 13, 2015

Thanks

Good day everyone!

I was up before daylight this morning, making sure my girl was fed and taken care of, before she was off to take her ACT's.  As the days go on, the more it's starting to sink in that I'll be an empty nester very soon.  I still stop to wonder where time has gone.  My baby is technically an adult, and headed into her last year of school, before moving on to college. *sigh*  I'm thankful that she's such a great person, with a good head and a big heart.  I know she'll go on to do great things.

Anyway, since I was up, I decided to participate in a few challenges.  I actually made two cards.  Here is the first.


I debated about whether or not to actually post this card.  I had an idea in my head, but it didn't quite turn out how I wanted.  And, I still suck at masculine cards. lol  This paisley stencil from MFT though, is awesome!  I can see many uses for it in the future.  I was excited about using my new Abandoned Coral distress ink too.  That baby had been sitting on my desk, unopened, for months.  I guess this card isn't too terrible.  I think it needs a little "something" though.  Maybe I'll come back to it at a later date and figure it out.  At least I've got another card for my stash.  I'm going to submit this for the following challenges.

The Challenge #38:  Coral, Navy & Kraft
Freshly Made Sketches #190:  Sketch
Bloggers Challenge:  For The Boys
Crazy 4 Challenges #290:  Masculine Cards

Below is the second card I made.


This card was a bit over a week in process.  I colored the image with my Copics (I know, right?! lol) while on layover in Dallas, a bit over a week ago.  This is one of the better coloring jobs I've ever done, so I wanted to use it.  I added a vellum sentiment, embossed in gold and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and called it good.  I love how simple it is, and how the image stands out.  These colors together are lovely as well.  I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

Word Art Wednesday #187:  Anything Goes
Just Add Ink #266:  Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy & Gold
YNS Challenge #16:  Sketch & Color Challenge (I only used the sketch, manipulating it a bit)
 
That's all for me today.  I'm going to attempt to take a nap, and catch up on some crafty YouTube videos.  I wish all of you a great day!

Hugs!
 







20 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your cards!! The wonderful map details and the stars are so quaint and FUN Thanks for joining us at The Challenge, I sure hope to see you join us again!!!

Amy O said...

These are both fab cards! I love the colors you used on the first one, and I love your coloring on the second. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Fabulous cards! That is a wonderful masculine card just as it is! Really! Love it! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Christine Blain said...

The flower on your second card is so beautifully coloured, Steph; you have every reason to be proud of yourself! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink. :)

Lori said...

I agree with Nancy--your masculine card is perfect as it is! The stenciled background is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

wendy said...

super pretty thanks for joining us at YNS

I Card Everyone said...

I'm so happy you decided to post this card, Stephanie... enjoy every minute as your daughter head's off to a wonderful future! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week!
=] Michele

Tracy Penney said...

I think your take on the sketch is great. I love using them as a starting point and putting my own little spin on them. I love the gorgeous flower, the pink looks fabulous with those sequins. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Steph you've done a fab job colouring in that super big flower!! A lovely way to use the colour combo this week at Just Add Ink.

Trish
JAI Design Team

inkeverywhere said...

Very pretty card, I love the bold flower image - it commands attention on the card while the colour softens it. Chantell JAI

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us for the YNS Challenge.

Jen Mitchell said...

These are fabulous. I love your bold color choices and eye-catching designs! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

I just love those bold paisleys! Such fabulous colors. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

KimB said...

Your beautifully coloured image is really all you needed to make a gorgeous card Steph! The gentle colours are a wonderful contrast to the dark framing and touches of gold. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Kelly S. said...

Didn't even know that was a stencil, it's inked so perfectly! Totally looks like patterned paper!! I love the mix of colors and patterns you chose. Your flower is spectacular, too!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Both cards are lovely! I love how you've used the challenge colours from JAI this week. Your flower is coloured beautifully and the gold sequins are a lovely touch. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Jan said...

Both of your cards are fabulous Steph! Your flower is so beautifully coloured and I love the vellum sentiment and scattered sequins. Thanks for joining us at Just Add ink this week :-)

Thanh Vo said...

Hi Steph! What a fun card and I love how you used the sketch to inspire this card. Thanks for hanging out with us over at YNS!

Annette Allen said...

what a beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp..

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Lovely coloring on your flower card! Thanks so much for playing with us at YNS this week! :)